This course explains how noise can affect your hearing and what you can do to minimize the effects of high noise levels. It is divided into three topics.
DANGEROUS NOISE LEVELS
Define the following terms: sound, sound wave, noise.
Describe two properties of sound waves: intensity and frequency.
Noise, sound and sound waves.
The Hearing Process
Intensity and frequency
THE OSHA STANDARD
Describe OSHA's hearing conservation regulations.
Occupational Noise Exposure Standard.
Hearing Preservation Program.
Hearing protection and training.
Standard offset of thresholds.
HEARING PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
Describe how earplugs and earmuffs provide hearing protection.
Hearing protection devices.
Noise cancelling headphones.
Noise reduction rating.
Lack of communication.
Bad work habits.
Drug or alcohol abuse.
Protection of the lift.
Equipment and material
Ladders and scaffolding
INTRODUCTION TO FALL PROTECTION
Describe the working conditions in which fall protection is needed and the objectives of fall protection.
Identify the basic means by which fall protection can be achieved.
Identify the main topics that need to be covered to provide personnel with adequate training in fall protection.
Describe the difference between preventing falls and stopping falls.
When is fall protection needed?
Methods of fall protection
Fall protection systems
FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
Objective: Identify and describe the basic elements of a typical fall arrest system
Personal Fall Arrest System.
Full body harness.
SELECTION, USE AND CARE
Objective: Describe the proper selection, use and maintenance of a fall arrest system.
Use of personal fall arrest systems
Describe the equipment used for respiratory protection.
Air purifying respirators.
Disposable filter masks.
Gas masks or cartridge respirators.
Air supply respirators
Portable escape breathing apparatus
Describe the basic electrical qualities of current, voltage and resistance.
Explain what an electric shock is..
Describe the factors that affect the severity of an electric shock.
Describe the physical effects of the current flowing through the human body.
Severity of shock.
Amount of current.
Objective: Describe the hazards of working around electrical equipment.
High voltage areas
Links behind the covers
Less obvious risks
Long or large objects
Objective: Describe ways to protect personnel from electrical hazards.
Types of Protection
A good basis
Double insulated tools
Describe how to safely assist a victim of electrical shock.
Describe how to safely respond to an electrical fire.
Responding to an emergency situation.
Separate the victim from the source.
Switch off the power.
HOW FIRES START
Explain how fires start.
Elements of Combustion.
Objective: Describe two general categories of fire prevention methods and provide examples of each.
Fire prevention methods
Direct heat sources.
Control heat sources.
Control of fuel sources.
Paper and wood.
MANAGEMENT OF FIRE SITUATIONS
Describe some common workplace evacuation procedures.
Explain how to select and use common types of fire extinguishing equipment.
Emergency and fire prevention plans
Types of Fires
Use of a fire extinguisher